One buys jewellery as fashion accessories. There is no denying the fact that jewellery does enhance a person's looks. If one wishes to make a style statement then opting for handmade jewellery is a better option.
Machine Made Jewellery
Machine made jewellery is sold in bulk and may be attractively priced. Buy one and you are wearing the same item that thousands of others are wearing. This is fine for everyday wear or for some occasions when you must accessorise and that too at a reasonable cost. It may suit social occasions or for when you want to buy a standard engagement ring. Earrings may appear to be more precise and accurately matched when made on machines. Elaborate designs may not be possible such as the delicate filigreed look achieved by using fine silver wires twisted or braided together. One advantage of machine made jewellery is that it does carry a brand value. However, you do not get typically distinctive looks that silver handmade jewellery confers because mass produced items are aimed at a vast majority. Individual tastes are not taken into account.
It requires a great deal of time and effort to translate a design into a handmade piece of perfection with meticulous attention to detail. When jewellery is made by hand it acquires the signature touch of its creator. Further, a buyer can have it customised to his taste like, for instance, handmade silver necklace with delicate filigreed floral motif or bold chunky looks. One can select handmade silver earrings with inlays highlighting a delicate design and be sure that it is the only one of its kind. When it comes to personalising jewellery, it is like buying hand fabricated Rolls Royce-it sets you apart from the crowd. Even if you need to give someone a gift then selecting handmade over machine made will make it a much-appreciated and cherished gift.
Jewellery designers lavish much care, love and attention to creating unique personalised jewellery by hand. They strive for perfection and achieve it. Handmade jewellery in silver is not only exotically beautiful in appearance, it is robust as well. You can be sure that if it is set with stones, these stones will stay in place and will not fall off or that chain links will stay firm. You know that someone took pains to create that jewellery for you and you will value it even more, beyond its price in money terms. A jewellery designer may work closely with clients, understand their personality profile and recommend jewellery that will be a perfect match. When you wear such jewellery your looks can be truly impressive. The item acquires sentimental value and you will think before discarding it.
From Another Perspective
When you buy jewellery made by hand in Britain, you are contributing in several ways.
For one, you are helping someone or a group of people in their quest for livelihood. You may pay more for pieces made by hand and get more value and, at the same time, part of your money sustains people.
Two, jewellery designers is a rare breed. By choosing handmade over machine made you are keeping that breed alive and are encouraging more people to take to making jewellery by hand. Your interest generates employment and encourages designers to be more creative and innovative because they know someone is ready to buy.
It is ethical and environment-friendly. Most handmade jewellery is crafted by hand and has little impact on the environment. Materials are ethically sourced and there is less of waste or pollutants generated in the process.
British designers of jewellery understand the psyche of people and their tastes and their craft incorporates infusions of established styles into contemporary ranges of jewellery. Be British, buy British and you are helping the economy of a nation instead of some far Eastern economy. Your choice helps save foreign exchange.
None of these considerations may matter much to you. You want style and personalisation. Your desire may be to look unique, impressive and different. You may want jewellery that match your dress and suits your personality. Even for these reasons, jewellery made by hand in Britain is your best choice. You get your heart's desire.